Reasonable Accommodations

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Required Notice by Housing Providers of Tenants’ Rights to Reasonable Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

On December 2, 2020, Chapter 311 of the laws of 2020 was signed into law, requiring housing providers to “disclose to all tenants and prospective tenants of their right to request reasonable modifications and accommodations if they have a disability . . .”. The full legal requirements can be found at Human Rights Law § 296.2-b and § 296.18-a. These provisions are effective March 2, 2021.

Every housing provider covered under Human Rights Law § 296.2-b and § 296.18-a must make the required disclosure to all tenants and perspective tenants in writing within thirty days of the beginning of their tenancy, or thirty days from the effective date of this provision for current tenants.

The following is a sample of notice language that complies with the new provisions in Human Rights Law § 296.2-b and § 296.18-a. Any other notice used by a housing provider must comply with the requirements of the law.

Further information and sample notices can be found here.